When transmitting data, the master input clock of the BITSLICE_CONTROL is used to shift data out of the transmitter (This Figure). The frequency of this clock determines the serial bit rate of the data. Data must be presented at the RXTX_BITSLICE transmitter inputs at a clock running at the master clock divided by the DIV_MODE and/or DATA_WIDTH attribute setting.
Notes on This Figure:
•When a serial data stream of 1 Gb/s is required, then the PLL in the same I/O bank as the TX_BITSLICEs must deliver a 1 GHz clock at the PLL_CLK input of the BITSLICE_CONTROL.
•When the TX_BITSLICEs are operated in 8-bit mode (DATA_WIDTH = 8), the data must be presented at the D inputs of the TX_BITSLICE with a 125 MHz clock (1 GHz/DIV_MODE = 4).
TIP: Using the OUTPUT_PHASE_90 attribute allows the serial output of a transmitter bit slice to be phase-shifted by 90 degrees. This function is normally used to generate center-aligned interface clocks. When using OUTPUT_PHASE_90, DELAY_VALUE should not be used.